• Background info
  • Festivals Indonesia
    Indonesian festivals include: 1 January (New Year’s Day), 21 April (Kartini Day, roughly Mothers’ Day), 17 August (Independence Day), 1 October (Hari Pancasilia, a reminder of the five principles of Pancasilia: the belief in one ...
  • Culture Indonesia
    Europeans behave differently from the Indonesian people in many ways. In fact, you could write an entire book about the differences. The following hints should help you avoid the biggest misunderstandings. Etiquette: Indonesian folk are extremely ...
  • Food and drinks Indonesia
    Food: It is surprising to talk of Indonesian cuisine in a country with so many different cultures, yet the basic ingredient of every meal is boiled white rice (nasi putih). Other ingredients that unite the ...
  • Landscape Indonesia
    The Republic of Indonesia is an island nation in Southeast Asia. The distance from the most westerly point of Aceh to the eastern border with Papua New Guinea is 3,100 miles, and from north to ...
  • Population Indonesia
    Indonesia has a population of 235 million. 9.3 million live in the capital city of Jakarta. The range of peoples, languages, cultures and customs found in this archipelago is unbelievable. There are 365 different ethnic ...
  • Religion Indonesia
    About 87% of the population is Muslim, and in some areas this figure is as high as 95%, although not all of them share the same ideologies. The further east in Indonesia you travel, the ...
  • Tipping Indonesia
    People working in restaurants, bars and hotels who make your trip pleasant by cooking, making your beds etc. all earn paltry wages. You cannot put an end to the general poverty on the islands, but ...
  • Weather and climate Indonesia
    Climate: Indonesia has a tropical climate with two clear seasons. The dry season runs from April to October, the rainy season from November until March. Most of the rain falls in December and January. The ...
  • Practical info
  • Arrival information Indonesia
    The first impression that you will get of Indonesia is of tropical luxuriance and warmth. You will also notice immediately that it has a well developed tourist industry, although this is much less evident in ...
  • Electricity Indonesia
    Continental 2-pin plugs fit into most sockets in Indonesia, although they may need a bit of a push. Most places use 220 volt current, but some places use 110 volts. Power failures or disruptions are ...
  • Health Indonesia
    The following health information is a general text that applies to all our travellers in Indonesia. Those who pay some attention to hygiene and skincare don’t usually run into health problems. Food and Drink :Tap water ...
  • Information for people at home Indonesia
    Ensure that those at home know which country you are in and how long you are planning to stay away for. You may wish to fix a date when you will contact them again. Making ...
  • Luggage and clothing Indonesia
    Indonesia is a tropical country, so bring thin, cotton clothes with you. For the evenings, a high-collared T-shirt with long sleeves or a thin roll-necked sweated will help reduce insect bites. It is better to ...
  • Money Indonesia
    The amount of spending money suggested is the minimum required to pay for your meals, drinks, optional excursions, entrance fees, airport taxes and tips. The amount you actually need of course depends on your own ...
  • Photographs Indonesia
    Indonesians generally enjoy being photographed. However, you must remember that you can’t simply force yourself in front of them without asking. So always ask before taking a photograph of someone, and respect any objections. It ...
  • Safety Indonesia
    Theft from tourists is rare in Indonesia, although there are exceptions, so take sensible precautions. As long as you keep an eye on your belongings and do not flash money/valuables around, you should have no ...
  • Time differences Indonesia
    Indonesia has three different time zones, which are +7 to +9 hours GMT. This is one hour less during the summer period, as Indonesia has no daylight savings time. ...
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